School holidays are almost here and I can already hear the cries of thousands of children as they have nothing to do for two whole weeks - "I'm Bored"! In the past, when I've heard those dreaded words, I've become annoyed, muttered something about 'oh, wouldn't it be nice to be bored rather than cooking … Continue reading “I’m Bored!”
I love learning, finding new ways to do things and have always had an interest in the use of technology in the Music classroom. In 2017, I felt I needed to find some specific professional development in Music tech stuff - practical, easy to apply, and relevant training. And that's when I discovered the amazing MusicEdNet … Continue reading S.T.E.A.M. Powered
Candy Crush. It's totally addictive! I quit the game years ago, but now I'm back! I know all the tricks - how to get lives when you have run out, trick ways to get extra "boosters". I can't help myself and it is SO distracting and time wasting - and ADDICTIVE! I feel like a … Continue reading Inspiration, Engagement and the Great Disconnect
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qde5NMy7WTU There are times when you are just too busy and there is so much going on at home and work, that catching up with friends falls by the wayside. And next thing you know, you are running into them in the supermarket saying, "We really MUST catch up!". There are also times when you … Continue reading You’ve Got A Friend
In my latest post, I share 3 of my favourite picture books that inspire creativity and innovation in adults as well as children. After all, who said picture books were just for kids?
I am an IDEAS person. I love coming up with new and exciting ways to do things - in my teaching, in my day to day life. Making changes, being creative, rearranging a room. I am sure there are times when my family and work colleagues wished I was a bit less creative. I was … Continue reading Creativity, Boredom and the Great Unknown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8r-tXRLazs By now, those of you who regularly read my posts would know that I love to throw in clips and videos. But why would I start my post with "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles? Well, it's a long story. For a long time I have had a gnawing feeling. Something biting … Continue reading Revelation